Wikipedia:WikiProject Richard Wagner/Assessment

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Quality scale[edit]

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Examples
Featured article FA
{{FA-Class}}
Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light. Porgy and Bess
A-Class article A
{{A-Class}}
Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, with a well-written introduction and an appropriate series of headings to break up the content. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" (peer-reviewed where appropriate) literature rather than websites. Should be well illustrated, preferably with free media rather than fair use ones, which are only to be used as a last resort. At the stage where it could at least be considered for featured article status, corresponds to the "Wikipedia 1.0" standard. Scholarly analysis of the topic is aptly summarised. Inline citations are essential. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Minor edits and adjustments would improve the article, particularly if brought to bear by a subject-matter expert. In particular, issues of breadth, completeness, and balance may need work. Peer-review would be helpful at this stage. Agrippina
GA
{{GA-Class}}
The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to most readers, for most purposes. No obvious problems or gaps. No excessive information. Other encyclopedias might do better. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time. Parsifal, Orfeo ed Euridice, Éva Gauthier
B
{{B-Class}}
Has several of the elements described in "start", usually a majority of the material needed for a completed article. Such articles should be neutral and devoid of original research. If free images are used, this is a bonus. B-class articles on operas should contain a full plot synopsis, a decent level of contextual analysis including relation to other works of the same period, and a full roles table containing the names of original performers, where available. The articles is referenced to reliable sources (such as Grove), possibly using inline citations. Useful to many, but not all, readers. Expansion is still needed, usually scholarly analysis being the lacking element. Die Feen, Tristan und Isolde, Richard Wagner
Start
{{Start-Class}}
Start-Class articles on operas should contain a decent level of contextual information (including a modicum of criticism), a table of roles (though not necessarily with names of original performers), and will have a moderately detailed plot synopsis. An excess of one of these elements makes up for a lack in another. Moderately useful but still obviously far from definitive. Substantial editing and more material is needed. Das Liebesverbot, Rienzi, Lohengrin
Stub
{{Stub-Class}}
Either a very short article, or a rough collection of information that will need either additional information or more editing to bring it to Start-Class level. Stub-class articles on operas will probably contain minimal contextual information, such as date and place of first performance, and may contain a list of roles and/or a brief synopsis. A basic introduction. Should at least be worth the effort of googling the page. Editing and additional material are necessary. Faust Overture, Wolfgang Wagner
Needed
{{Needed-Class}}
The article does not exist and needs to be created.     See List of Wagner singers for red-link titles.

Points system for articles[edit]

Operas[edit]

Elements Points
Background/history of composition/discussion of plot and/or text, etc. 15
Performance history, including recent performance history and creators of roles
(the latter will normally appear in the Roles table)
15
Tabulated list of roles 05
Synopsis 10
Notable arias, etc: (preferably embedded in the synopsis) 05
Critical appreciation, discussion of music etc 15
Recordings 10
Illustrations, including musical illustrations 10
Inline references, notes, sources, external links 15

Opera singers[edit]

Elements Points
Family background/studies 05
Early career and significant breakthroughs 10
Mature career including major debuts 20
List of roles (if available - with dates when possible) 10
Critical appreciation (with full sources) 15
Complete discography 10
Bibliography (if any) 05
Illustrations 10
Inline references, notes, sources, internal and external sources 15

Opera directors[edit]

Elements Points
Family background/studies 05
Early career and assistant director jobs 10
Mature career, including full coverage of work outside opera 20
List of productions (if available - with dates when possible) 10
Critical appreciation (with full sources) 15
Complete videography 10
Bibliography (if any) 05
Illustrations 10
Inline references, notes, sources, internal and external sources 15

The points for each element are the most that can be allocated. Elements that are present but brief or incomplete would attract part-scores. The maximum total points for any article would thus be 100.

Points translated into classifications[edit]

Scores are translated into the standard WP classification, as follows:

  • 0-29: Stub
  • 30-59: Start
  • 60-89: B
  • 90+: A

(Note that GA and FA classes are assessed and awarded independently, so do not figure in the above).

See also[edit]

WikiProject Council Assessment FAQ